This fun and easy DIY project is super simple and aesthetically pleasing, and works for making bottle candles, glasses, flower vases, and ashtrays! Although any chilled glass bottle will work, I prefer to use liquor bottles, considering how rustic and classic they tend to look, especially with vintage coming in clutch these days. This project requires few materials, and just a couple of easy steps to create a beautiful candle without breaking the bank.
- Nail Polish Remover (Acetone)
- Used a bottle of liquor (or another glass bottle)
- Ice water
- Use yarn soaked in nail polish remover, tied about the bottle at the breaking point and then light it on fire.
- Let burn for 20-30 seconds, rotating constantly.
- Dip into ice water. The bottle will break exactly where the yarn was tied!
- You can sand the edges with sandpaper if they feel at all sharp or rough.
This is super easy and fun! Plus being able to recycle/re-use/revive, what we already have! If you do not have access to liquor bottles, any cool glass bottles will do, especially if they have impressions on the glass to give the candle a more vintage and unique feel.
Check out some examples of my candles below!